Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank speaks at Dominican

Barney Frank, who served Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013, spoke to a crowd of more than 500 at Dominican University of California on March 31 at the Institute for Leadership Studies’ Spring Author Series, presented in partnership with Book Passage.

Rep. Frank appeared in conversation with Dominican President Mary B. Marcy in Angelico Concert Hall, located off Acacia Avenue on the Dominican campus.

Rep. Frank talked about his candid and witty political memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.

For more information or to purchase the book, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting

In Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, Rep. Frank chronicles his journey from the outskirts of New York City to the U.S. Congress, where he served for over four decades. With his trademark directness and insight, Rep. Frank explores the emotional toll of becoming the first member of Congress to voluntarily disclose his homosexuality. Rep. Frank also shares his lifelong struggle against inequality, which culminated in co-writing the most significant Wall Street regulations since the Great Depression.

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

All events are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2015 Spring Author Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series, now in its 12th year.